It was incredible! All went in vain…
Here in Quetta, people had gathered at a football ground where they could enjoy Hameed Sakhizada’s performance in the final round, being broadcast live on Tolo at 9:30 p.m. on a multimedia projector screen. Everyone was counting the moments restlessly. Almost all believed Sakhizada would be the Afghan Star, but they wanted to hear it from Tolo. Shouting, whistles and excitement was at the peak but suddenly the situation got voiceless…and then…no words to explain. Sakhizada was not the Afghan Star.
Instead, Rafe Nabzada was. The announcement brought some disappointment to the people who had campaigned long and hard for Sakhizada.
“I don’t think I have lost the competition,” Sakhizada said, “I think I am a very lucky man.”